Dec 192017
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Start a family New Years Tradition this year! If you're wondering what you can do to ring in the new year as a family, check out this list for inspiration!

Family traditions are something I love to do with every holiday and year that passes. It is a wonderful way to create those lasting memories with your children. I still remember our traditions that took place on certain holidays when I was a child. It is a great way to really instill that family essence. I thought it would be nice to share some New Years tradition to start with your family this coming year. If you are wondering what you can do to ring in the new year as a family, check out the list below for inspiration! 

  1. Look back over the year. Write down your favorite foods, colors, and more. Then at the end of next year, repeat the same questions to see what has changed. Do this at the beginning and end of each year. 
  2. Host a Junk Food Party of all your favorite treats. 
  3. Write a letter each year that recaps what you have gone through in the year. Then put it in a safe or secure box and use it to look back on in years in the future. 
  4. Cook up a feast including Black Eyed Peas to bring you good luck for the New Year ahead. 
  5. Have a fondue party for New Years, where you dip all things in cheese and chocolate. 
  6. New years day have a pajama day. 
  7. Find a New Year’s Eve book and sit down and read it as a family. Then each year find a new book or read a few of your favorites. 
  8. Sit down and decorate a “Wish” box for the new year. Things you wish will happen this year, from getting good grades in school, buying a big ticket item, work-related and more. Then at the end of the year, see what items came true. 
  9. Make midnight snacks, whether it be your famous cookies or cake recipe, keep the tradition alive and make the same snack each year. Then at midnight, everyone who is awake gets a sweet treat. 
  10. Take a bag and place some fun toys in it for your kids. Then at midnight or before they head off to bed they can open and get a few small New Year gifts. 
  11. Make pancakes in the shape of the new year’s numbers. Just find cookie cutters to fit the numbers and serve them up for breakfast. 
  12. Sit around and play board games on new years eve or even new year day with your family. Each year add a new game to the mix. 
  13. Have your kids make sweet notes and deliver them to the neighbors to wish them a happy new year. 
  14. Head out and do a little new year shopping with the family, or go on a little outing to your favorite museum, park, or place. 
  15. Grab some pictures you have took over the past year and let your kids scrapbook and add little words to the pictures and fun stickers. 

What are some of your New Years traditions?

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  35 Responses to “New Years Traditions to Start With Your Family”

  1. These are all wonderful ways to celebrate the new year. I love the idea of writing down your favorites each year and watch how they change from year to year.

  2. You have come up with some fun and wonderful ideas to start the New Year off. It is a time to celebrate so any of these would work great.

  3. We have a New Year’s meal of black eyed peas, bacon, and turnip greens every year. It’s tasty, and, hey, who couldn’t use more luck?

  4. These are some fantastic traditions. I don’t think we really do anything. I let the kids stay up until midnight and then tell them to go to bed.

  5. I love all of these ideas. I think my favorite though is that we should box. That is such a good idea and I think it would be a great motivator.

  6. We attend worship services on NYE and then come home to appetizers, snacks, and an earl, early breakfast. It’s something we’ve done for years and a tradition I hope my kids will continue.

  7. These are really awesome traditions! We will have to incorporate some of these!

  8. We have had a New Years Eve party for 3 years now. It’s a dance party for kids. I like your list of things to do. I’d love to make New Years Day out of playing games.

  9. Those are all terrific ideas. We used to all watch the ball drop together. Now at least 2 of the 4 of us are usually asleep by midnight so most nights it’s just me.

  10. I can’t wait for this coming new Year. So many events and family gathering we have to attend. Wine is always presents in any party no doubt with that.

  11. Oooo! It would be so much to do fondue. We have no traditions for new years. Time to start some!

  12. Oh yes! New Year’s Eve is my favorite of all the holidays’ get-togethers! We do a beef stew after 12 midnight! So delicious!! It’s called “Sancocho”

  13. I think a fondue party would be pretty fun. I should be having my daughter over for New Years so we could do that!

  14. What great ideas to celebrate a new year. I love the idea of a wish box for the new year.

  15. We never really had traditions when I was a kid so I really love to create traditions with my kids. I love the idea of hosting a junk food party and scrapbooking! That will be so much fun!

  16. I love all of these Christmas traditions. We used to play board games together on New Years Eve.

  17. I love the idea of a fondue party! How fun! I’ll have to give these a try now that my kids are getting older and can actually stay up til midnight.

  18. I loves these ideas! This is some great tradition to start with the family.

  19. It’s so nice to be able to celebrate the New Year with family! I think this year it will just be me and my husband. These are really fun traditions that you can start this New Year!

  20. Tradition is such a big part of our family. I will have to try doing a fondue party for New Years. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  21. These are really great ideas! I definitely need to start a New Year tradition with my kiddo. He actually just became a teenager, but its never to late to start something new.

  22. I love your pancake idea! I would have never thought of that. Super clever!

  23. I really love the idea of creating a wish box. It would be fun to go through at the end of next year.

  24. A fondue party sounds like a blast! A junk food party does too. Those are both my kind of thing.

  25. A fondue party sounds like a blast! A junk food party does too. Those are both my kind of thing.

  26. These are all awesome ideas! Unique ideas I haven’t seen yet and I love it!

  27. I love these ideas! Having a family tradition for these special occasions is really fun and makes a great bonding memories for the family!

  28. Those are such fun ideas! We do Noon Year’s Eve with my best friends and their families. But that leaves us with the evening free.

  29. These are definitely fun ideas. We never make it to midnight, lolol I wish I was kidding. 😉

  30. We like to have friends and family over to ring in the New Year. We have a low key affair of eating fun treats while watching the countdown together.

  31. I love this list so much! Printing this out and going over with my family this weekend!

  32. These are lovely ways to bond with the family over the New Year. This is a time to pause, and come together and look back at the memories and pray for a great New year.

  33. You had me at junk food party and fondue!!! These are all great ideas. Need to find my number cookie cutters!

  34. I absolutely love the junk food idea. The perfect way to stand out from the “Healthy Eating in 2018” crowd. We usually spend the day in jammies and love it!